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Old 06-09-2009, 12:17 AM
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Sasha & Nate,

Those are nice fish fellas! Sasha, beautiful trout, Nate, those are great pike man. Congratulations to you both.

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Those are nice fish fellas! Sasha, beautiful trout, Nate, those are great pike man. Congratulations to you both.

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Thanks! Even though that guy was only 20" it felt like a monster on my ultralight rod. I need to get back out there though as I have only managed to land a 25" brown out of that river this year.
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Sasha,

Please don't ever think that a 20" trout is not a monster. Some fishermen spend years on the streams and do not land a fish like yours. Even here in Alaska many rainbow trout I catch are not twenty inches long. When I fished Pennsylvania if you caught a wild 16" trout it was a highlight for the season even if you caught bigger fish latter on.

If all the fish were big we would get sore arms and wrists from landing them, really.

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I took a 11lb. Channel Cat at lake viking in northern Mo last monday. I will post pics as soon as i get them back from the lab. (Note to self buy a Digital camera.) It was fun i caught it on a bronze & red Clouser minnow with a 6 weight Fenwick. This is my biggest on a fly rod to this date. Hope that all changes in Aug on the White River.
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Please don't ever think that a 20" trout is not a monster. Some fishermen spend years on the streams and do not land a fish like yours. Even here in Alaska many rainbow trout I catch are not twenty inches long. When I fished Pennsylvania if you caught a wild 16" trout it was a highlight for the season even if you caught bigger fish latter on.

If all the fish were big we would get sore arms and wrists from landing them, really.

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True I was not really complaining about it I was being a bit of a smart a** I consider myself fortunate to live in an area where I can go fish and get nice browns. That river is pretty cool usually a day there consists of mostly 17-19" fish with some 20" and a few over 20".

But as much fun as it is I still prefer to go fish remote small creeks where the monsters are 12-13". I just love that type of fly fishing much better. Especially since I am usually the only one out there.
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Default Re: Your biggest fish on a fly?

i caught my biggest fish on the fly last weekend! it was a 17.5 inch largemouth. i know i know, it doesnt seem that big (especially for a LMB) but it seemed really heavy compared to other big bass ive caught. it was fun. it bit the bead head bugger as i was pulling it out of the water to start a backcast...it was like pulling the fly back into a log!
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Isn't that the way it happens just when you least expect it, that is not a small bass!
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There have to be some members who are ready to post to this thread. I caught a big one yesterday
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great thread ard!
ive caught some of 30+ lbs. kings when i lived in homer. most caught in deep creek, on the kenai peninsula. unfortunately no pics

so heres the biggest dolly varden ive caught

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taken on an 8 weight with a #4 flesh fly.


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A smallmouth buffalo that was pushing 30" is probably my best, but I don't have a pic.

This flathead is probably second.
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